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Welcome to the SIR Foundation Virtual Balloon Auction!

COVID-19 forced us to cancel the 2020 Gala, our only fundraising event of the year, but IR research continues and we proudly introduce the Virtual Balloon Auction to propel innovation, advance the value and quality of IR through evidence-based practice and data collection, and provide critical visibility to the specialty, the work of SIR Foundation. Your gift makes interventional radiology research possible-elevating IR and enhancing patient care everywhere. 

Be sure to donate below between Sept. 8-25 to see your balloon float on this page. Thank you for your support of SIR Foundation!



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Pioneer Circle: $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 balloon donors become members of the SIR Foundation Pioneer Circle. We have recently enhanced our Pioneer Circle recognition and benefits so we can appropriately acknowledge your generosity and recognize the important role that you play in bringing IR research to fruition. Please visit for more information on the Pioneer Circle. 

Company representatives: We can add your company name to your balloon. Send us an email after making your donation to confirm your company name. Thank you for advancing our shared goal of a strong future for interventional radiology!


Offline gifts: 

If you would prefer to make your gift over the phone, please call (703) 460-5598.  

If you are making your gift by check, please email us so we can promptly create and display your balloon while USPS is experiencing major delays. Checks should be made payable to SIR Foundation and mailed to Attn: SIR Foundation Virtual Balloon Auction 3975 Fair Ridge Drive Suite 400N Fairfax, Virginia 22033.

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Thank you for lifting SIR Foundation up with your virtual balloon auction donation.

Gifts to SIR Foundation drive research that moves healthcare forward.


In 2020, SIR Foundation donations have supported:

  • 10 research award winners and 18 grant recipients: Fostering the passion of young investigators
  • A new COVID-19 grant: Discovering multi-disciplinary, minimally-invasive and loco-regional therapies for treating critically-ill patients 
  • Clinical trials and registries: Supporting evidence-based IR care through the Global Interventional Oncology - Clinical Outcomes Registry (IO-CORE) and Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy (C-TRACT) Trial
  • Multi-disciplinary research consensus panels and summits: Tackling high-priority topics in IR including lymphatic imaging and interventions, obesity therapeutics and optimal medical therapy following venous recanalization
  • Educational programs that introduce medical students to IR research: Transforming the GEMS Program into an in-depth virtual learning experience with an emphasis on health equity and diversity due to the cancellation of most clerkship rotations


Your gift to SIR Foundation supports IR research and the researchers who perform this critical work.




Thank you to our Virtual Balloon Auction donors for going ABOVE and BEYOND for IR research!












Special thanks



Note: Custom balloon colors are available to Gala Committee members. For more information about the Gala Committee, contact


Hosted By

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
Contact: Becca Ginns

SIR Foundation HQ

3975 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA, USA

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